My answer to What are the weirdest questions asked in an IIM interview?
Answer by Arûn Râinâ:
IIM-A Interview: When such intense discussion followed
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Interviewer 1: Why are people poor?
Student: Not very sure, sir. Please! Any options?
Interviewer 2: Oh! But you should know. It’s because they don’t have money. It’s simple.
Student:… Apologies Sirs, but isn’t this the ‘meaning’ of being ‘poor’, and not the reason?
Interviewer 2: (zapped)
Interviewer 1 (in his excitement to go one-up): “… He’s poor because he’s not earning. Hence, no money.”
Student: “… apologies Sirs again. But is he poor because he is not earning out of laziness, or he is working and not being paid, or, is he ready to work and earn, but is not getting a job.”
Interviewer 1: Have you studied Economics in your B.Tech?
Student: “No, sir our canteen supervisor in the hostel is really poor, and he has a Master’s in Mathematics”